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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flowers, What Is This and Birds

Cosmos
What in the world is this stuff? Fungus among us!

Tina at http://tinaramsey.blogspot.com/ identified this as "Dog Vomit" yuck! I confirmed it as Fuligo septica a slime mold that has 5 different stages. Pretty interesting. Thanks Tina!!
The wildflower packet is doing great.


The Bluebirds are taking very good care of their babies...it's so fun to hear the babies chirping and to watch the parents feeding them.

20 comments:

Jake said...

Again, it is loking great! I can't believe the success you are having with the Wildflower Mix. I have never bought any because I figured they wouln't sprout.

Jake

Susie said...

Girl you got an invasion of something for sure. Sorry I don't know what it is tho.

Our baby bluebirds haven't hatched yet. We are so excited that they homesteaded tho.

Shellmo said...

Those cosmos are certainly a cheery flower! And I'm envious of your bluebird babies!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture's of the blue jay!! Have you peeked in there when mama bird is gone? Your wildflowers are lovely!

Jhocelyn

Dorothy said...

Great pictures! Is that an Eastern Bluebird? It looks so dark blue I thought it might be an Indigo Bunting.

tina said...

It looks like dog vomit mold. Quite harmless. I posted on it last year. You can find lots of info on it on online though. The wildflowers look very good.

keewee said...

Some of my cosmos have reseeded from last year. I love free flowers.

Darla said...

Jake: Wildflowers are the easiest to grow.
Susie: Good job!
Shellmo: Thanks
Jhocelyn: It's an Eastern Bluebird, scared to bother the house and I'm too short anyway.
Dorothy: It is an Eastern Bluebird the males are a spectacular color of blue.
Tina: Thanks, I did look it up.
Kewee: I too love free flowers.

Floral Still Life said...

I just moved to the country about 3 years ago and I've slowly been trying to get a flower garden going. I'm into still floral still life photography. Have you tried any of that? Today, I postd an image of zinnias and some old books. I think you would enjoy doing still life images. Come by and "smell my still life flowers" and read some good Christian poems/songs that are in the public domain at http://versesphotos.blogspot.com

Lois said...

Thanks for the update on the bluebirds! I had no luck attracting any this year. I have plenty of other birds though, so I'm happy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Morning Darla... You can keep that 'dog vomit' thingee down there. I don't want any of that, thank you very much!!!!

Your bluebirds are so pretty... They are the cleanest birds I know. Keep us posted when the babies get here.

Hugs,
Betsy

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Dog vomit mold??? Hope we don't get that here!
Your wildflowers are really pretty!
I love the sounds of the chirping baby birds, it's just such a sweet sound.

Susan said...

That stuff is digusting looking but your flowers are beautiful. I love your Bluebird. I just bought a Bluebird house and can't wait to hang it up. Do you see them year
round?

Prospero said...

Tina, Tina. What were you thinking!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I was mowing the front lawn yesterday and right smack in the middle of it is a huge pile of dog crap! Thankfully I didn't step in it. I don't have a dog or unfortunately a fence to keep the free ranging neighbor dogs at bay.

Fungus or poop. It's all pretty disgusting. :)

Rosemarie said...

Hey Darla! How are you??? I love the wildflower patch. So pretty - the colors are great.

I have some really old, dead mums out in the front of my house that I want to pull up. I'd love to plant something new - any ideas? It gets tons and tons of sun. Also, tons and tons of deer. Hmmmm ....

Roses and Lilacs said...

The dog vomit fungus is a good sign. It only happens when the soil is enriched with lots of organic matter. I had huge yellow patches of it in my garden the year I was pouring Starbucks grounds as mulch. It looked awful but the plants loved it;)
Marnie

Gena said...

Beautiful photos except the mold stuff.

perennialgardener said...

That wildflower mix really took off & is doing great! Yuck on your fungus. ;)

fishing guy said...

Darla: You have great flowers as always and it is great you have the bluebirds.